Oscar Countdown: 9 Days

2014-02-22T10:19:00Z Oscar Countdown: 9 Days nwitimes.com
February 22, 2014 10:19 am

As someone who first dreamed of being a journalist when he was 8 years old, it should come as no surprise that “Philomena” was the Best Picture nominee I enjoyed the most this year. Based on a book by British journalist Martin Sixsmith, it’s the heart-wrenching story of a woman trying to find the son she was forced to give up 50 years prior. Although there is high drama, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan bring in plenty of perfectly timed comic moments.

COMING SUNDAY: "Nebraska"

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